Toulouse 2022 Call for Papers
2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the Dead Sea discoveries. To celebrate the occasion, the Dead Sea Scrolls research unit will host two special sessions in Toulouse. The first session of invited papers will offer reflections looking back on what we have learned from the Scrolls and the significance and impact of Scrolls research for the wider field of biblical studies.
A second partly-invited session will focus on “Fresh Approaches to the Dead Sea Scrolls,” and will explore new methods and perspectives in Dead Sea Scrolls research. For this session, we welcome proposals that look to move Scrolls scholarship forward and develop useful and meaningful new approaches to the Scrolls. For example, the application of theories or methods from social sciences, cognitive sciences, or gender studies. Other interdisciplinary contributions investigating the Scrolls and/or their socio-cultural-historical contexts are also welcome.
For the 2022 meeting, we additionally welcome proposals for an open session. Papers are welcome on any topic related to the Dead Sea Scrolls or the material culture of Qumran. We especially welcome papers that relate the Scrolls to their broader social and cultural milieu.